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Necked Stringed Instrument Messaging

Provided by Icewhite

As bards, we can now control the specific instrument message that we want to play. You may still just play (instrument) to get random messaging if you like. You cannot play something that you have not yet learned (so you can’t get message 10 if you’re only skilled enough to play message 7).

To get a specific message string PLAY [instrument] [style] [number]

This newfound skill is also available to members of other professions who have advanced their skill with an instrument to its maximum. Non-bards can learn ten steps of the twenty and they can learn five of the ten messages (every odd rank is a new message) for any given instrument. They can gain the rank of a bardic apprentice on their instruments--the in-game equivalent of being a gifted amateur.


The following are the currently released (necked stringed) instruments: ayr, cittern, lute, mandolin, and theorbo.

NOTE: This list shows all the current messaging as of Dec 2006.


A very special thanks goes to Ylena for lending her master quality lute to me. This allowed me to fully complete this list. I hope one day to finish them all, but I am dependent upon kindness such as this selfless act.


I will format the messages in the following ways:

- This is what you see.

- This is what other people see.


You are an Adept player of necked stringed instruments.


Tune (necked stringed)

tune (necked stringed)

You carefully check the strings of your (necked stringed), plucking them lightly and adjusting the tension until the sound is perfectly pitched.

(Name) carefully checks the strings of his (necked stringed), plucking them lightly and adjusting the tension until the sound is perfectly pitched.


(necked stringed) Joyful

play (necked stringed) joyful

You pick up your (necked stringed) and strike the opening chords of a joyful tune.

(Name) picks up his (necked stringed) and strikes the opening chords of a joyful tune.


play (necked stringed) joyful 1

You pick up the pace of the song slightly, fingers modulating between chords in a happy major key.

(Name) picks up the pace of the song slightly, fingers modulating between chords in a happy major key.


play (necked stringed) joyful 2

Embellishing on the simple melody, you skillfully convey a measure of the joy you feel while playing.

Embellishing on the simple melody, (Name) skillfully conveys a measure of the joy he feels while playing.


play (necked stringed) joyful 3

You finish the verse of the song then begin the next, further embellishing the melody by adding an ecstatic moving harmony.

(Name) finishes the verse of the song then begins the next, further embellishing the melody by adding an ecstatic moving harmony.


play (necked stringed) joyful 4

Your harmony dances about the melody, intertwining about it with pure, shining notes.

(Name)'s harmony dances about the melody, intertwining about it with pure, shining notes.


play (necked stringed) joyful 5

You walk your fingers up the neck of your (necked stringed), making a bright run into the sunny chorus.

(Name) walks his fingers up the neck of his (necked stringed), making a bright run into the sunny chorus.


play (necked stringed) joyful 6

With great skill you switch from strumming to fingerpicking, creating a joyous cascade of vibrant tones.

With great skill (Name) switches from strumming to fingerpicking, creating a joyous cascade of vibrant tones.


play (necked stringed) joyful 7

You elaborate on your melody until it becomes hopelessly complex, sounding almost like a riot of harmonic metal birds in full song.

(Name) elaborates on his melody until it becomes hopelessly complex, sounding almost like a riot of harmonic metal birds in full song.


play (necked stringed) joyful 8

You modulate the song into a higher key, demonstrating your skillful fingerwork as you make the transition.

The song modulates into a higher key, (Name) demonstrating his skillful fingerwork as he makes the transition.


play (necked stringed) joyful 9

You begin a slow crescendo, plucking each string harder while adroitly maintaining the drive of the song and the energetic pace.

(Name) begins a slow crescendo, plucking each string harder while adroitly maintaining the drive of the song and the energetic pace.


play (necked stringed) joyful 10

You bring the joyful melody strongly to the fore, emphasizing each note with ringing clarity over the complicated, mobile background harmony.

(Name) brings the joyful melody strongly to the fore, emphasizing each note with ringing clarity over the complicated, mobile background harmony.


play (necked stringed) joyful 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

Demonstrating your mastery of your instrument, you begin a combination of strumming and picking, reaching the top of the crescendo with an ecstatic power that makes it difficult to keep from smiling.

Demonstrating his mastery of his instrument, (Name) begins a combination of strumming and picking, reaching the top of the crescendo with an ecstatic power that makes it difficult to keep from smiling.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final joyous flourish you still your fingers on the (necked stringed), allowing the final bright chord to fade into silence.

With a final joyous flourish (Name) stills his fingers on the (necked stringed), allowing the final bright chord to fade into silence.


(necked stringed) Mournful

play (necked stringed) mournful

Looking mournful, you set your fingers to the strings of your (necked stringed) and slowly strike a minor chord.

Looking mournful, (Name) sets his fingers to the strings of his (necked stringed) and slowly strikes a minor chord.


play (necked stringed) mournful 1

You brush your fingers lightly over the strings, allowing the haunting minor seventh chord to hang eerily in the air for a moment before beginning your sad melody.

(Name) brushes his fingers lightly over the strings, allowing the haunting minor seventh chord to hang eerily in the air for a moment before beginning his sad melody.


play (necked stringed) mournful 2

The quiet, forlorn strains of your song convey a gentle sadness; a reminder of friends long gone and family left to Lorminstra's care.

The quiet, forlorn strains of (Name)'s song convey a gentle sadness, reminding you of friends long gone and family left to Lorminstra's care.


play (necked stringed) mournful 3

You build a soft harmony behind the cheerless melody, as fleeting as memory but as insistent as regret.

(Name) builds a soft harmony behind the cheerless melody, as fleeting as memory but as insistent as regret.


play (necked stringed) mournful 4

You modulate the harmony into higher ranges, leaving the lower tones of the funereal main theme to wander in their dark, mournful journey.

(Name) modulates the harmony into higher ranges, leaving the lower tones of the funereal main theme to wander in their dark, mournful journey.


play (necked stringed) mournful 5

Under your skilled fingers the song takes on a questioning tone, as if wondering why tragedy must cast its shadow on life and light.

Under (Name)'s skilled fingers the song takes on a questioning tone, as if wondering why tragedy must cast its shadow on life and light.


play (necked stringed) mournful 6

You caress the strings once, very gently, making your (necked stringed) seem to sigh as the melody continues.

(Name) caresses the strings once, very gently, making his (necked stringed) seem to sigh as the melody continues.


play (necked stringed) mournful 7

With a mournful spill of notes the descant falls back into the lower tones, winding about the main theme in a melancholy refrain.

With a mournful spill of notes the descant falls back into the lower tones, winding about the main theme in a melancholy refrain.


play (necked stringed) mournful 8

You increase the tempo of your song, the minors and sevenths layering to form a beautiful but profoundly sad lay.

(Name) increases the tempo of his song, the minors and sevenths layering to form a beautiful but profoundly sad lay.


play (necked stringed) mournful 9

Adeptly, you thread in a subtle, low strain that conveys a deep abiding sorrow under the mourning and woe of the melody and descant.

Adeptly, (Name) threads in a subtle, low strain that conveys a deep abiding sorrow under the mourning and woe of the melody and descant.


play (necked stringed) mournful 10

With great skill, you choose a progression of chords that carry a melody fashioned from the traditional songs of mourning of your homeland.

With great skill, (Name) chooses a progression of chords that carry a melody fashioned from the traditional songs of mourning of his homeland.


play (necked stringed) mournful 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

In a diapason of lamentation you masterfully slide your fingers up the highest strings, making your (necked stringed) weep and wail with the heartbreak of a newly-made widow.

In a diapason of lamentation (Name) masterfully slides his fingers up the highest strings, making the (necked stringed) weep and wail with the heartbreak of a newly-made widow.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a soft minor chord of final farewell, you allow the music of your (necked stringed) to die away into silence.

With a soft minor chord of final farewell, (Name) allows the music of his (necked stringed) to die away into silence.


(necked stringed) Soft

play (necked stringed) soft

You begin playing a quiet song on your (necked stringed).

(Name) begins playing a quiet song on his (necked stringed).


play (necked stringed) soft 1

You brush your fingers over the strings, modulating softly from chord to chord as if playing to yourself.

(Name) brushes his fingers over the strings, modulating softly from chord to chord as if playing to himself.


play (necked stringed) soft 2

You continue your soft music, providing a pleasant background for the goings-on around you.

(Name) continues his soft music, providing pleasant background for the goings-on around him.


play (necked stringed) soft 3

You make a sharp decrescendo, forcing your listeners to strain to hear the soft notes.

(Name) makes a sharp decrescendo, forcing you to strain to hear the soft notes.


play (necked stringed) soft 4

With a decrease in tempo, you give your soft melody the aspect of a soothing lullabye that makes forgetting the day's cares as easy as closing your eyes.

With a decrease in tempo, (Name) gives his soft melody the aspect of a soothing lullabye that makes forgetting the day's cares as easy as closing your eyes.


play (necked stringed) soft 5

Without a change in dynamics you pick up the pace of the song, weaving a soft but playful theme reminiscent of the sound of a far-away horse running across the countryside.

Without a change in dynamics (Name) picks up the pace of the song, weaving a soft but playful theme reminiscent of the sound of a far-away horse running across the countryside.


play (necked stringed) soft 6

You make a quiet transition into a soft song whose rhythmic strains remind you of the waves of a far-off ocean.

(Name) makes a quiet transition into a soft song whose rhythmic strains remind you of the waves of a far-off ocean.


play (necked stringed) soft 7

You add in a soft harmony, the muted strains complimenting the melody beautifully.

(Name) adds in a soft harmony, the muted strains complimenting the melody beautifully.


play (necked stringed) soft 8

You play with a quiet beauty, the muted notes subtle and yet profoundly effecting.

(Name) plays with a quiet beauty, the muted notes subtle and yet profoundly effecting.


play (necked stringed) soft 9

You embellish your hushed song with an exquisite fall of notes as pure as raindrops across chimes.

(Name) embellishes his hushed song with an exquisite fall of notes as pure as raindrops across chimes.


play (necked stringed) soft 10

You pluck several harmonic tones as delightful as the quiescent songs of shy faeries.

(Name) plucks several harmonic tones as delightful as the quiescent songs of shy faeries.


play (necked stringed) soft 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

Displaying your mastery of your chosen instrument, you turn your soft song into an intricate lay of impossible beauty.

Displaying his mastery of his chosen instrument, (Name) turns his soft song into an intricate lay of impossible beauty.


play (necked stringed) stop

You strum one final soft chord then allow your (necked stringed) to fall silent.

(Name) strums one final soft chord then allows his (necked stringed) to fall silent.


(necked stringed) Fast

play (necked stringed) fast

Without prelude, you begin a fast-paced tune on your (necked stringed).

Without prelude, (Name) begins a fast-paced tune on his (necked stringed).


play (necked stringed) fast 1

You dance your fingers over the strings of your (necked stringed) to weave a driving melody.

(Name) dances his fingers over the strings of his (necked stringed) to weave a driving melody.


play (necked stringed) fast 2

The tempo of your song builds like the charge of a herd of thrak, unstoppable in its momentum and speed.

The tempo of (Name)'s song builds like the charge of a herd of thrak, unstoppable in its momentum and speed.


play (necked stringed) fast 3

You precisely pick out your fast-paced melody across the frets of your (necked stringed), each note ringing true despite the speed of the song.

(Name) precisely picks out his fast-paced melody across the frets of his (necked stringed), each note ringing true despite the speed of the song.


play (necked stringed) fast 4

With a small brow furrow of concentration, you increase the tempo further, your fingers fairly flying across the frets.

With a small brow furrow of concentration, (Name) increases the tempo further, his fingers fairly flying across the frets.


play (necked stringed) fast 5

You switch key signatures, playing a rapid off-kilter theme reminiscent of the gallop of a fast horse.

(Name) switches key signatures, playing a rapid off-kilter theme reminiscent of the gallop of a fast horse.


play (necked stringed) fast 6

Your brisk melody runs headlong through the measures like a hunt in full swing, breathless in its inexorable pace.

(Name)'s brisk melody runs headlong through the measures like a hunt in full swing, breathless in its inexorable pace.


play (necked stringed) fast 7

Without seeming to tire, you execute a blinding series of chords that take the song you are playing to new melodic heights.

Without seeming to tire, (Name) executes a blinding series of chords that take the song he is playing to new melodic heights.


play (necked stringed) fast 8

You continue the breakneck speed of your song, setting your heart to racing.

(Name) continues the breakneck speed of his song, setting your heart to racing.


play (necked stringed) fast 9

You strum across the strings of your (necked stringed) for emphasis, then continue the rapid and dexterous fingerpicking.

(Name) strums across the strings of his (necked stringed) for emphasis, then continues the rapid and dexterous fingerpicking.


play (necked stringed) fast 10

Using the fingers of your left hand, you pick out extra notes in your tune, adding to the speed and show of proficiency.

Using the fingers of his left hand, (Name) picks out extra notes in his tune, adding to the speed and show of proficiency.


play (necked stringed) fast 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

Masterfully, you execute a scale in half-notes, creating a sound like a lightning-fast dragon diving to the earth then pulling up once again.

Masterfully, (Name) executes a scale in half-notes, creating a sound like a lightning-fast dragon diving to the earth then pulling up once again.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final rapid pattern across the strings of your (necked stringed), you cease your breathless playing.

With a final rapid pattern across the strings of his (necked stringed), (Name) ceases his breathless playing.


(necked stringed) Slow

play (necked stringed) slow

With a slow lead-in, you begin a gentle ballad on your (necked stringed).

With a slow lead-in, (Name) begins a gentle ballad on his (necked stringed).


play (necked stringed) slow 1

You slowly modulate through a series of chords, building a beautiful melody.

(Name) slowly modulates through a series of chords, building a beautiful melody.


play (necked stringed) slow 2

The tempo of your song slows slightly, taking its time to convey a message of gentleness and rest.

The tempo of (Name)'s song slows slightly, taking its time to convey a message of gentleness and rest.


play (necked stringed) slow 3

You deliberately strum an unhurried theme, letting each chord hang in the air for a time before striking another.

(Name) deliberately strums an unhurried theme, letting each chord hang in the air for a time before striking another.


play (necked stringed) slow 4

With careful concentration, you draw out a series of notes, allowing them to layer into a sweet harmony.

With careful concentration, (Name) draws out a series of notes, allowing them to layer into a sweet harmony.


play (necked stringed) slow 5

You lazily bridge into another key, the melody of your song as gentle as a drowsy stream flowing through a quiet forest.

(Name) lazily bridges into another key, the melody of his song as gentle as a drowsy stream flowing through a quiet forest.


play (necked stringed) slow 6

Your easy melody loiters through the measures, washing over your senses like the waves of a gentle sea.

(Name)'s easy melody loiters through the measures, washing over your senses like the waves of a gentle sea.


play (necked stringed) slow 7

With strong fingers, you increase the complexity of your chords, taking the song to new melodic heights.

With strong fingers, (Name) increases the complexity of his chords, taking the song to new melodic heights.


play (necked stringed) slow 8

You continue the lackadaisical pace of the song, fingers walking over the strings as someone might stroll through the woods on a pleasant afternoon.

(Name) continues the lackadaisical pace of the song, fingers walking over the strings as someone might stroll through the woods on a pleasant afternoon.


play (necked stringed) slow 9

You strum across the strings of your (necked stringed) with a purposeful emphasis, then slowly begin fingerpicking the melody and harmony.

(Name) strums across the strings of his (necked stringed) with a purposeful emphasis, then slowly begins fingerpicking the melody and harmony.


play (necked stringed) slow 10

Using a special technique, you mute the notes of the song, giving it a gentle softness.

Using a special technique, (Name) mutes the notes of the song, giving it a gentle softness.


play (necked stringed) slow 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

Masterfully, you draw every nuance out of each slow note, layering melody and harmony in a slow pyramid of tones that sends goosebumps over your skin.

Masterfully, (Name) draws every nuance out of each slow note, layering melody and harmony in a slow pyramid of tones that sends goosebumps over your skin.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final slow chord, you allow the notes to hang in the air for a time before their final demise into silence.

With a final slow chord, (Name) allows the notes to hang in the air for a time before their final demise into silence.



(necked stringed) Intense

play (necked stringed) intense

Deliberately, you wrap your hand around the neck of your (necked stringed), set your fingers to the strings and begin to play.

Deliberately, (Name) wraps his hand around the neck of his (necked stringed), sets his fingers to the strings and begins to play.


play (necked stringed) intense 1

Paying complete attention to your (necked stringed)'s strings, you begin building an intense melody.

Paying complete attention to the (necked stringed)'s strings, (Name) begins building an intense melody.


play (necked stringed) intense 2

You pluck your instrument's lower strings, adding a driving bass foundation to the melody.

(Name) plucks his instrument's lower strings, adding a driving bass foundation to the melody.


play (necked stringed) intense 3

You accentuate your song with emphatic strums, adding to the intensity.

(Name) accentuates his song with emphatic strums, adding to the intensity.


play (necked stringed) intense 4

You make a dramatic change in your song's dynamics, sweeping from soft to loud in a sharp crescendo then back into the middle ranges.

(Name) makes a dramatic change in the song's dynamics, sweeping from soft to loud in a sharp crescendo then back into the middle ranges.


play (necked stringed) intense 5

You bridge into a new key, taking the song to new heights of intensity.

(Name) bridges his song into a new key, taking it to new heights of intensity.


play (necked stringed) intense 6

Executing a run of precise fingerwork, you increase the intensity of your song exponentially.

Executing a run of precise fingerwork, (Name) increases the intensity of his song exponentially.


play (necked stringed) intense 7

With your nimble fingers you add a contrasting countermelody to your song, skillfully creating a dramatic effect.

With nimble fingers, (Name) adds a contrasting countermelody to his song, skillfully creating a dramatic effect.


play (necked stringed) intense 8

You take your melody into the lower ranges, adding further power to the intense spell the shining strings are weaving.

(Name) takes his melody into the lower ranges, adding further power to the intense spell the shining strings are weaving.


play (necked stringed) intense 9

With precise movements you reach up to strike the strings of your (necked stringed), creating ringing notes to accompany the driving bass melody.

(Name) reaches up with a skilled hand to strike the strings of his (necked stringed), creating ringing notes to accompany the driving bass melody.


play (necked stringed) intense 10

You slide your fingers up the neck of your (necked stringed), taking the song higher and building towards a level of intensity not previously reached.

(Name) slides his fingers up the neck of his (necked stringed), taking the song higher and building towards a level of intensity not previously reached.


play (necked stringed) intense 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

With the skill of a master you touch the strings of your (necked stringed) lightly, creating a breathtaking fall of harmonics.

With the skill of a master (Name) creates a breathtaking fall of harmonics, each tone pure and clear.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final dramatic flourish, you take your fingers from the strings, letting the notes fade into a profound silence.

With a final dramatic flourish, (Name) takes his fingers from the strings, letting the notes fade into a profound silence.


(necked stringed) Jaunty

play (necked stringed) jaunty

With a twinkle in your eye, you begin a jaunty melody on your (necked stringed).

With a twinkle in his eye, (Name) begins a jaunty melody on his (necked stringed).


play (necked stringed) jaunty 1

You begin building a complex, upbeat melody in a major key, your fingers lightly springing over the strings.

(Name) begins building a complex, upbeat melody in a major key, his fingers lightly springing over the strings.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 2

Putting a variation in your strum, you run through the verse and into a catchy chorus that will stick in your audience's head for days.

Putting a variation in his strum, (Name) runs through the verse and into a catchy chorus that will stick in your head for days.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 3

You run through the chorus twice, as if to make certain your audience will not be able to stop humming it anytime soon.

(Name) runs through the chorus twice, as if to make certain you will not be able to stop humming it anytime soon.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 4

You launch into the next verse, this time adding in an impish harmony line that seems to tease the main theme along.

(Name) launches into the next verse, this time adding in an impish harmony line that seems to tease the main theme along.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 5

You jaunt through the rambunctious refrain, the melody and descant playing along in a breathless game of musical tag.

(Name) jaunts through the rambunctious refrain, the melody and descant playing along in a breathless game of musical tag.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 6

Making the beat of the song even more infectious, you sharply thump the belly of your (necked stringed) in time with the music.

Making the beat of the song even more infectious, (Name) sharply thumps the belly of his (necked stringed) in time with the music.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 7

You pluck out the melody in a jaunty staccato, skipping over the flourished strums brightly.

(Name) plucks out the melody in a jaunty staccato, skipping over the flourished strums brightly.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 8

You skillfully pick up the tempo of your music, making it difficult to keep from tapping your toes to the beat.

(Name) skillfully picks up the tempo of his music, making it difficult to keep from tapping your toes to the beat.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 9

Adroitly, you slide your hand up the neck of the (necked stringed) and continue playing, raising the song a full two octaves for a verse before dropping back down to the normal range.

Adroitly, (Name) slides his hand up the neck of the (necked stringed) and continues playing, raising the song a full two octaves for a verse before dropping back down to the normal range.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 10

Showing precise control over your (necked stringed), you jump from loud to soft and back again, adding a new dimension to the jaunty tune.

Showing precise control over his (necked stringed), (Name) jumps from loud to soft and back again, adding a new dimension to the jaunty tune.


play (necked stringed) jaunty 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

Executing a precise run of masterful fingerwork, you dance light fingers over the strings of your (necked stringed) in a lighthearted run of harmonics.

Executing a precise run of masterful fingerwork, (Name) dances light fingers over the strings of his (necked stringed) in a lighthearted run of harmonics.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final jaunty chord, you still the strings of your (necked stringed).

With a final jaunty chord, (Name) stills the strings of his (necked stringed).



(necked stringed) Flamboyant

play (necked stringed) flamboyant

With a wave of your hands, you brightly strum your (necked stringed) in the opening chords of a flamboyant tune.

With a wave of his hands, (Name) brightly strums his (necked stringed) in the opening chords of a flamboyant tune.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 1

Using fancy fingering, you embellish heavily on a simple theme.

Using fancy fingering, (Name) embellishes heavily on a simple theme.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 2

You coax rich notes from your (necked stringed) with a showy variant on the common strum.

(Name) coaxes rich notes from his (necked stringed) with a showy variant on the common strum.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 3

Swinging wildly from loud to soft to loud again, you put on a flamboyant show for your audience.

Swinging wildly from loud to soft to loud again, (Name) puts on a flamboyant show for his audience.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 4

You make the simplest of strains as complex as is possible, coloring it with harmonies and chord variations.

(Name) makes the simplest of strains as complex as is possible, coloring it with harmonies and chord variations.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 5

You strum the strings of your (necked stringed) with a wide sweep of your arm and a convoluted pattern of fingering. Showoff!

(Name) strums the strings of his (necked stringed) with a wide sweep of his arm and a convoluted pattern of fingering. Showoff!


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 6

You decorate your flamboyant strum with a complex pattern of fingering.

(Name) decorates his flamboyant strum with a complex pattern of fingering.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 7

Suddenly, you cease playing your song! Grinning, you use the opportunity to begin again in a manner that is more flamboyant yet.

Suddenly, (Name) ceases his song! With a grin, (Name) uses the opportunity to begin again in a manner that is more flamboyant yet.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 8

With great proficiency, you further complicate the melody, making it ever more elaborate until it is nearly lost in decorative notes.

With great proficiency, (Name) further complicates the melody, making it ever more elaborate until it is nearly lost in decorative notes.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 9

Impishly, you thump out a complicated little beat on the belly of your (necked stringed), displaying a possible proficiency in percussion as well as strings.

Impishly, (Name) thumps out a complicated little beat on the belly of his (necked stringed), displaying a possible proficiency in percussion as well as strings.


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 10

You strike every other note on the neck of the (necked stringed), hands flashing back and forth between the upper and lower reaches of your (necked stringed).

(Name) strikes every other note on the neck of the (necked stringed), hands flashing back and forth between the upper and lower reaches of his (necked stringed).


play (necked stringed) flamboyant 11

***Adept with Master quality instrument***

With a masterful display of showmanship, musical skill and raw talent, you put on a flamboyant performance to delight your onlookers.

With a masterful display of showmanship, musical skill and raw talent, (Name) puts on a flamboyant performance to delight all onlookers.


play (necked stringed) stop

Giving a final showy circle of your arm, you strum one last chord before deadening the strings.

Giving a final showy circle of his arm, (Name) strums one last chord before deadening the strings.


(necked stringed) Aimless

play (necked stringed) aimless

You set your fingers to your (necked stringed) and allow them to wander aimlessly across the strings.

(Name) sets his fingers to his (necked stringed) and allows them to wander aimlessly across the strings.


play (necked stringed) aimless 1

You pick out a simple melody, as it is the first thing that comes to mind.

(Name) picks out a simple melody, as if it were the first thing that came to mind.


play (necked stringed) aimless 2

Without purpose you modulate into a slow ballad, thinking fondly of a long-ago love.

Without apparent purpose (Name) modulates into a slow ballad, as if he were thinking fondly of a long-ago love.


play (necked stringed) aimless 3

You bridge into a somber lay popular in the church, staying mostly in the lower tones while allowing the melody to carry the soprano line.

(Name) bridges into a somber lay popular in the church, staying mostly in the lower tones while allowing the melody to carry the soprano line.


play (necked stringed) aimless 4

Slowly, you change keys into the chorus of an uplifting inspirational song, the ringing and powerful major chords doing their work even in this wandering melody.

Slowly, (Name) changes key into the chorus of an uplifting inspirational song, the ringing and powerful major chords doing their work even in this wandering melody.


play (necked stringed) aimless 5

You change to a sprightly, jaunty tune, skillfully fingerpicking a complex melody and harmony.

(Name) changes to a sprightly, jaunty tune, skillfully fingerpicking a complex melody and harmony.


play (necked stringed) aimless 6

With a smooth transition your fingers amble into a joyful song of celebration, another step on their aimless wanderings through music.

With a smooth transition (Name)'s fingers amble into a joyful song of celebration, another step on their aimless wanderings through music.


play (necked stringed) aimless 7

Skillfully, you improvise a pleasant tune, stealing elements from the last thing you played even while bridging into another bit of harmony.

Skillfully, (Name) improvises a pleasant tune, stealing elements from the last thing his fingers played even while bridging into another bit of harmony.


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Having struck a minor chord, you modulate into a mournful song, brushing aimlessly over the strings as you remember someone that is long lost in time.

Having struck a minor chord, (Name) modulates into a mournful song, brushing aimlessly over the strings as if remembering someone that is long lost in time.


play (necked stringed) aimless 9

You swing into a rolling round, the melody chasing itself in circles even as your adept fingers decide where to go next.

(Name) swings into a rolling round, the melody chasing itself in circles even as (Name)'s adept fingers decide where to go next.


play (necked stringed) aimless 10

You improvise around the theme of a popular song, adding a new dimension and depth to an old favorite even in this aimless bit of playing.

(Name) improvises around the theme of a popular song, adding a new dimension and depth to an old favorite even in this aimless bit of playing.


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Displaying true mastery even in this haphazard musical journey, you begin playing the most difficult movement of an old epic, giving it new life under your accomplished fingers.

Displaying true mastery even in this haphazard musical journey, (Name) begins playing the most difficult movement of an old epic, giving it new life under his accomplished fingers.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a final strum across the strings of your (necked stringed), you bring your aimless melody to a close.

With a final strum across the strings of his (necked stringed), (Name) brings his aimless melody to a close.


(necked stringed) Somber

play (necked stringed) somber

With a somber expression, you begin playing a melancholy theme.

With a somber expression, (Name) begins playing a melancholy theme.


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You strike a bleak diminished chord, allowing the notes to hang for a moment before adorning them with further tones.

(Name) strikes a bleak diminished chord, allowing the notes to hang for a moment before adorning them with further tones.


play (necked stringed) somber 2

The quiet strains of your lugubrious melody evoke memories of cloudy autumn days and now-quiet battlegrounds.

The quiet strains of (Name)'s lugubrious melody evoke memories of cloudy autumn days and now-quiet battlegrounds.


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You add a soft harmony to your melody, doing little to cheer the somber quality of the ballad.

(Name) adds a soft harmony to his melody, doing little to cheer the somber quality of the ballad.


play (necked stringed) somber 4

Under your nimble fingers the song takes on a solemn coloring, grey but somehow full of quiet energy.

Under (Name)'s nimble fingers the song takes on a solemn coloring, grey but somehow full of quiet energy.


play (necked stringed) somber 5

You allow the harmony to range into the higher tones, giving it the high wail of wind through the branches over the undercurrent of the melody.

(Name) allows the harmony to range into the higher tones, giving it the high wail of wind through the branches over the undercurrent of the melody.


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Caressing the strings of your (necked stringed) softly, you draw forth a caliginous countermelody that only adds to the dismal quality of the theme.

Caressing the strings of his (necked stringed) softly, (Name) draws forth a caliginous countermelody that only adds to the dismal quality of the theme.


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With a drawn out, somber seventh chord, you bring your harmony back into the lower ranges to twine about the gloomy melody.

With a drawn out, somber seventh chord, (Name) brings his harmony back into the lower ranges to twine about the gloomy melody.


play (necked stringed) somber 8

You slow the tempo of the ballad, adding a ponderous quality reminiscent of the canticles heard in a temple.

(Name) slows the tempo of the ballad, adding a ponderous quality reminiscent of the canticles heard in a temple.


play (necked stringed) somber 9

Adeptly, you mute your (necked stringed), giving the melody a quiet and profound melancholy that is difficult to escape.

Adeptly, (Name) mutes his (necked stringed), giving the melody a quiet and profound melancholy that is difficult to escape.


play (necked stringed) somber 10

With great skill, you overlap chord onto carefully-chosen chord to create strata of ringing, tenebrous harmony.

With great skill, (Name) overlaps chord onto carefully-chosen chord to create strata of ringing, tenebrous harmony.


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With a masterful outpouring of solemnity, you set the strings of your (necked stringed) ringing in a fall of harmonics that resonate with the sound of temple bells on a grey morning.

With a masterful outpouring of solemnity, (Name) sets the strings of his (necked stringed) ringing in a fall of harmonics that resonate with the sound of temple bells on a grey morning.


play (necked stringed) stop

With a clear seventh chord, you take your hands from the strings of the (necked stringed) and allow the song to fade into nothing.

With a clear seventh chord, (Name) takes his hands from the strings of the (necked stringed) and allows the song to fade into nothing.



(necked stringed) Inspiring

play (necked stringed) inspiring

You wrap your fingers around the neck of your (necked stringed) and strike an ecstatic chord.

(Name) wraps his fingers around the neck of his (necked stringed) and strikes an ecstatic chord.


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Paying studious attention to your (necked stringed)'s strings, you begin layering major seventh chords as a foundation to a song of inspiration.

Paying studious attention to his (necked stringed)'s strings, (Name) begins layering major seventh chords as a foundation to a song of inspiration.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 2

You strum the (necked stringed)'s lower strings, adding a heart-trembling low rumble to the melody.

(Name) strums the (necked stringed)'s lower strings, adding a heart-trembling low rumble to the melody.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 3

You perform a series of vigorous strums that uplift the spirit in their powerful sound.

(Name) performs a series of vigorous strums that uplift the spirit in their powerful sound.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 4

You sweep the music upward in a swelling crescendo of vibrant harmony.

(Name) sweeps the music upward in a swelling crescendo of vibrant harmony.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 5

With a complex series of chords you bridge into a new key, taking the theme to a new level of exaltation.

With a complex series of chords (Name) bridges into a new key, taking the theme to a new level of exaltation.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 6

You execute an upward run of precise fingering, leading the tones upward in an inspirational spiral of sound.

(Name) executes an upward run of precise fingering, leading the tones upward in an inspirational spiral of sound.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 7

Displaying your adeptness, you add an energetic countermelody that sounds more like a fanfare than a descant.

Displaying his adeptness, (Name) adds an energetic countermelody that sounds more like a fanfare than a descant.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 8

You swing your melody into the lower ranges, driving it with a rhythm that resembles the proud march of a contingent of brave knights.

(Name) swings his melody into the lower ranges, driving it with a rhythm that resembles the proud march of a contingent of brave knights.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 9

With an outpouring of vibrant sound, you burst into an inspirational chorus of dynamic resonance.

With an outpouring of vibrant sound, (Name) bursts into an inspirational chorus of dynamic resonance.


play (necked stringed) inspiring 10

You begin a series of chords that sets the air humming with energy, hovering on the brink of tonal fulmination.

(Name) begins a series of chords that sets the air humming with energy, hovering on the brink of tonal fulmination.


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With the skill of a master, you push the song into an explosion of harmony that leaves you full of inspiration.

With the skill of a master, (Name) pushes the song into an explosion of harmony that leaves you full of inspiration.


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Striking a final vibrant chord, you allow the song to fade into silence.

Striking a final vibrant chord, (Name) allows the song to fade into silence.


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